Serving on a nonprofit organization's volunteer board of directors can be one of the great pleasures of your life or a study in frustration. If you and the organization are not well matched, or you have different expectations regarding your role, you may be bewildered at best and discouraged at worst. When you're well matched, serving on a board can be immensely rewarding, both personally and professionally. Who Should Attend Those thinking about seeking a board position and those new to their roles as board members, as well as veteran board members interested in gaining new knowledge and/or seeing new perspectives. Objectives -Roles and responsibilities of board membership -Board dynamics and recruitment -Board life cycles and how to assess which board is right for you -How to be an effective board member -Where to find resources that will help you with board service Presenter Michael Shermis has served, consulted, and trained with local boards for over 22 years. He has extensive experience with governance issues, including board recruitment and development, strategic planning, organizational restructuring, bylaw updates, policy development, fund development, and outcome measurement. His highly interactive training draws from a variety of creative techniques, including story development and case studies. This popular course is offered only twice a year through the Bloomington Volunteer Network. Don't delay registering to save your seat.